Songhai Concepts

Media Literacy/Digital Archiving Instructor

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Building the Dream

On January 2, 2007, media mogul Oprah Winfrey opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls - South Africa. The Academy is just one of the many ways that philanthropist Oprah Winfrey continues to give back, lobby for and defend the needy - both at home and abroad.

All New Media freshmen watched the TV special, "Building the Dream" during class on Tuesday. I hope that you were all moved and inspired by Winfrey's philanthropy and by the spirit and determination of the young South African girls featured in the program.

Over the next several days we will discuss and analyze "Building the Dream." We will ask questions, make predictions and compare and contrast Winfrey's Leadership Academy with other schools around the world.

In the meantime, please create a test in Survey Monkey. Name the test Building the Dream and base the test on the video we watched during class. You must provide me with an answer key for your test! Send me the link to your Survey Monkey test along with an answer key. Create your answer key in Google Docs.

All ninth grade students must also take my OWLA survey. If you are having difficulty coming up with survey questions (test questions) on your own, you may use any of my questions in your survey. Remember, you must provide me with an answer key for all test questions!

Click here to take Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy survey

If you have questions please see me during class or email me @

Good luck,

H. Songhai

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